Nazi zombie movies apparently never go out of style.
Overlord is a new Nazi zombie film from producer J.J. Abrams and studio Bad Robot. Rumors hinted at Overlord being the newest entry in Abrams’ Cloverfield franchise, but the producer was adamant that’s not the case.
“It’s not a Cloverfield movie,” Abrams said earlier this year, according to Entertainment Weekly. “We are actually developing a true, dedicated Cloverfield sequel, which will be coming to you, theaters very soon.” He did, however, tease, “This movie is bats— crazy.”
Still, Overlord does seem to imply a new mystery box thriller of sorts that Abrams has made famous through the Cloverfield franchise.
Overlord takes its cues from earlier World War II zombie movies; everything seems normal until the walking dead throw a wrench into everything. The film follows a group of allies who are shot out of their airplane and parachute to safety. They stumble upon a creepy house, wherein it becomes immediately apparent that gruesome scientific experiments were conducted to create the ultimate soldier.
Unlike Captain America, however, the result is a horde of terrifying zombies that allied soldiers will have to defeat to stay alive.
Overlord will be released on Nov. 9.